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Browse our collection of history’s most famous artists, whose striking, the pioneering artwork has depicted progressive interpretations as well as personal and historical events. Explore full biographies, and view photos of notable artists such as Picasso, Carl Larsson, Odilon Redon and many more.
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Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 – Giverny, 1926) Pour Claude Monet, le qualificatif d'impressionniste est toujours resté un sujet de fierté. Malgré tout ce que les critiques ont pu écrire sur son oeuvre, Monet n'a cessé d'être véritablement impressionniste jusqu'à la fin de sa très longue vie...
Claude Monet, Georges Clemenceau
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Equally famous for his masterful canvasses and tumultuous mental health, Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) was, in many ways, the prototypical tortured artist. A lifelong sufferer of painfully degenerative tuberculosis, Modigliani was famous for denying his disease with a frenzied bohemian lifestyle of hard drinking, drug abuse, and passionate love affairs...
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Miguel Ángel, como Leonardo, fue una persona con muchos talentos: escultor, arquitecto, pintor y poeta. Alcanzó la cima de la representación del movimiento muscular, que el entendía como la manifestación de la pasión. Modeló, dobló, retorció y estiró sus dibujos hasta el límite de sus posibilidades...
Miguel Angel, Eugene Muntz
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Leonardo pasó los primeros años de su vida en Florencia, su madurez en Milán y los últimos tres años de su existencia en Francia. El maestro de Leonardo fue Verrocchio. Primero fue orfebre, luego pintor y escultor: como pintor, fue representante de la escuela científica del dibujo;...
Leonard da Vinci, Eugene Muntz
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In die Porträts der Frida Kahlo sind sowohl ihr Leben als auch ihr Wirken selbst eingeflossen. Genau diese Mischung zieht den Betrachter in ihren Bann. Kahlos Werk läuft wie der Film ihres Lebens vor dem Auge des Betrachters ab, und nur selten lässt sich in Bilderrahmen mehr über Künstler erfahren, als es bei ihren Werken der Fall ist...
Frida Kahlo, Gerry Souter
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Frida Kahlo est devenue plus familière aux amateurs d’art après la sortie d’un film sur sa vie. Son OEuvre n’en reste pas moins compliqué dans son approche et sa compréhension. L’auteur, Gerry Souter, avec délicatesse et talent, explore les aspects les plus intimes de l’artiste et de ses oeuvres en alternant vie et création, danger et exaltation...
Frida Kahlo, Gerry Souter
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Detrás de los retratos de Frida Kahlo se ocultan tanto la historia de su vida como la de su obra. Es precisamente esta combinación lo que cautiva al espectador. La obra de Frida es un testimonio de su vida. Pocas veces se puede aprender tanto acerca de un artista con sólo contemplar lo que inscribe dentro del marco de sus cuadros. Frida Kahlo es sin lugar a dudas la ofrenda de México a la historia del arte...
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Painter, designer, creator of bizarre objects, author and film maker, Dalí became the most famous of the Surrealists. Buñuel, Lorca, Picasso and Breton all had a great influence on his career. Dalí's film, An Andalusian Dog, produced with Buñuel, marked his official entry into the tightly-knit group of Parisian Surrealists, where he met Gala, the woman who became his lifelong companion and his source of inspiration...
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Maler, Designer, Hersteller von seltsamen Gegenständen, Autor und Filmemacher: Dali wurde der Berühmteste der Surrealisten. Bunuel, Lorca, Picasso und Breton hatten einen großen Einfluss auf seine Karriere. Dalis und Bunuels Film “Ein andalusischer Hund” markierte seinen offiziellen Einstieg in die festgefügte Gruppe der Pariser Surrealisten, wo er Gala kennen lernte, seine lebenslange Gefährtin und die Quelle seiner Inspiration...
Salvador Dalí, Eric Shanes
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Dalí, Salvador (Figueras, 1904 – Torre-Galatea, 1989) Peintre, artiste, créateur d’objets, écrivain et cinéaste, il est connu du public comme un des représentants majeur du surréalisme. Buñuel, Lorca, Picasso, Breton… : ces rencontres constituent autant d’étapes dans la carrière de Dalí...
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Félix Vallotton (1865–1925) was active at the turn of the century. Although he is best known for his striking and elegantly composed Japanese-inspired woodblock prints, Vallotton was also a skilled painter, creating works that arrestingly combined technical perfection with emotional realism. This seminal text provides readers with a fascinating assessment of the career of this revolutionary artist...
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Félix Vallotton (1865–1925) war ein französischer Künstler der Jahrhundertwende, dessen Werke bürgerliche Konventionen hinterfragten und den Geschlechterkampf thematisierten. In kühl konstruierten Kulissen findet sich eine ästhetische Provokation, die sich die Moderne zum Vorbild nehmen sollte. Die Aufmerksamkeit seiner Zeitgenossen hatte Vallotton jedoch seinen von der japanischen Kunst inspirierten, bemerkenswert elegant komponierten Holzschnitten zu verdanken...
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Félix Vallotton, né à Lausanne le 28 décembre 1865 et mort à Paris le 29 décembre 1925, est un artiste peintre, sculpteur et graveur sur bois Suisse, naturalisé Français en 1900...
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The incarnation of the myth of a cursed artist, Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is a legend who became a reference for modern art. An Expressionist during the Post-Impressionist movement, his art was misunderstood during his lifetime. In Holland, he partook in the Dutch realist painting movement by studying peasant characters. Anxious and depressed, Vincent van Gogh produced more than 2000 artworks, yet sold only one in his lifetime...
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Incarnation du mythe de l’artiste maudit, Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) est devenu une référence de l’art contemporain. Expressionniste pendant le courant postimpressioniste, son art fut incompris tout au long de sa vie. Vincent van Gogh réalisa plus de 2000 œuvres mais n’en vendra qu’une seule tout au long de sa vie. Peintre autodidacte, sa peinture est reconnue pour sa beauté à la fois sensible et âpre...
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Among the “young peredvizhniki” who joined the World of Art group, the most brilliant portraitist was Valentin Serov. Like many of his contemporaries, he delighted in painting out of doors, and some of his most appealing portraits – such as Girl with Peaches, Girl in Sunlight and In Summer – owe their naturalness to their setting or to the interplay of sunlight and shadows...
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In ihrem Streben nach einem impressionistischeren Kunstverständnis, stießen die Moskauer Künstler des späten 19. Jahrhunderts auf einen jungen Künstler namens Walentin Serow, der dieses Ziel unbewusst schon in Angriff genommen hatte und mit seinen Bildern das Lyrische im alltäglichen Leben zum Vorschein brachte. Von der Unterweisung zweier großer Künstler und Lehrer, Ilja Repin und Pawel Tschistjakow, ...
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Valentin Serov (Saint Pétersbourg 1865 – Moscou 1911)
Parmi les «jeunes Ambulants » qui rejoignirent le Monde de l’Art, le portraitiste le plus brillant fut sans conteste Valentin Serov...
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Egon Schiele’s work is so distinctive that it resists categorisation. Admitted to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts at just sixteen, he was an extraordinarily precocious artist, whose consummate skill in the manipulation of line, above all, lent a taut expressivity to all his work. Profoundly convinced of his own significance as an artist, Schiele achieved more in his abruptly curtailed youth than many other artists achieved in a full lifetime...
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Egon Schiele (Tulln, 1890 – Vienne,1918) L’oeuvre d’Egon Schiele est tellement singulière qu’elle résiste à toute catégorisation. Admis à l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Vienne dès l’âge de seize ans, ce fut un artiste extraordinairement précoce, dont le talent consommé pour le maniement de la ligne, plus que tout autre chose,...
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